The Lodge at Mount Magazine State Park Opens To Rave Reviews

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May 25, 2006


The Lodge at Mount Magazine State Park Opens to Rave Reviews


(PARIS) -- Mount Magazine State Park’s new 60-room mountain lodge and 13 cabins featuring breathtaking views from the bluff of Mount Magazine, Arkansas’s highest mountain, have been receiving rave reviews from the public since their official opening three weeks ago, according to Arkansas State Parks Director Greg Butts. He noted that state citizens from around Arkansas as well as residents of 22 other states and visitors from other countries have already been experiencing these exciting new facilities.


Butts said, “Visitors are dubbing The Lodge at Mount Magazine the ‘crown jewel of Arkansas’s state parks system.’ Professionals in the travel and tourism industry call it 'a world-class facility.’”

He continued, “It is a pleasure to see lodge guests and park visitors so wowed by these new state park facilities. I’m so proud that other Arkansans are proud of them, too, and that our visitors from beyond the state’s borders are also so taken with the lodge and cabins and their sweeping views of the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake.”

Butts emphasized that there are still many weekdays, when rates are lower, and weekends when guest rooms and cabins can be reserved. “Although we are booking accommodations well into 2007 there are many openings available.” For Arkansas State Parks’ lodging facilities, individual reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance and group reservations can be made up to two years in advance commencing from the date the reservation is made. Butts noted that rumors that these new facilities are already completely booked for 2006 are false.

For those who want to experience these first-class facilities and their sweeping views from the south bluff of 2,753-foot Mount Magazine, call the lodge at 1-877-MM-LODGE (1-877-665-6343) or book online at www.MountMagazineStatePark.

To reach Mount Magazine State Park from Paris, travel one mile south on Ark. 109, then go southeast on Scenic Hwy. 309 for 16 miles; or from Danville, travel nine miles west on Ark. 10 to Havana, then go 10 miles north on Scenic Hwy. 309.

For further information, contact: Joan Ellison, public information officer, Arkansas State Parks, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, phone: (501) 682-2873, E-mail: joan.ellison@arkansas.gov.

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Submitted by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, (501) 682-7606
E-mail: info@arkansas.com

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